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released: 21 Jun 2006 author: AIHW media release

Australia's health 2006 is the tenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the nation's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health services expenditure. Australia's Health 2006 is an essential reference and information resource for all Australians with an interest in health.

ISSN 1032-6138; ISBN 978 1 74024 565 4; Cat. no. AUS 73; 528pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents, and part PDFs and RTFs

  • Preliminary material (421K PDF; 138K RTF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Letter of transmittal
    • Editorial team
    • Chapter coordinators
    • External contributors or referees
    • AIHW contributors
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Overview - Australia's Health 2006
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (341K PDF; 103K RTF)
      1. Australia compares well
      2. Australia at a glance
      3. Understanding health
      4. Improving health and measuring performance
      5. The Australian health system: an outline
      6. National health information and how it is governed
      7. Structure of this report
    2. Health of Australians (438K PDF; 2.36M RTF)
      1. Demographics
      2. Health and functioning
      3. Morbidity and illness (498K PDF)
      4. Disability
      5. Causes of death
      6. Non-communicable diseases (653K PDF)
      7. Mental health problems and illnesses (670K PDF)
      8. Communicable diseases
      9. Injury
      10. Summarising the burden of disease
    3. Determinants of health (671K PDF; 1.30M RTF)
      1. What are health determinants?
      2. Environmental factors
      3. Socioeconomic characteristics
      4. Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
      5. Health behaviours
      6. Biomedical factors (337K PDF)
    4. Health of population groups (450K PDF; 1.43M RTF)
      1. Babies
      2. Young people aged 15-24 years
      3. Males and females aged 25-64 years
      4. Older people
      5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (526K PDF)
      6. Socioeconomically disadvantaged people
      7. Overseas-born people
      8. People in rural and remote areas
      9. Veterans
      10. Prisoners
    5. Focus on child health (470K PDF; 436K RTF)
      1. Health status
      2. Determinants of health
      3. Health of population groups
    6. Health resources (673K PDF; 1.65M RTF)
      1. Health expenditure and health funding
      2. Health workforce
    7. Health services (388K PDF; 1.68M RTF)
      1. Public health interventions
      2. Medical services
      3. Dental services
      4. Use of medications (446K PDF)
      5. Hospital services
      6. Specialised mental health services (339K PDF)
      7. Alcohol and other drug treatment services
      8. Primary health care services for Indigenous Australians
      9. Allied health services
      10. Ambulance services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service
      11. Community health services
      12. Palliative care services
      13. National Diabetes Services Scheme
      14. Hearing services
      15. Family planning
      16. Complementary and alternative health services
      17. Aids and equipment
  • End matter

Notes and corrections

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  1. (16 November 2006) An amendment has been made to Table S23: Primary teeth with caries experience(a), children aged 5-10 years, 1991 to 2001 (mean number of teeth) on page 423.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. Australia's health 2006. Australia's health no. 10. Cat. no. AUS 73. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467855>.

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